Sunday, May 13, 2018

"The Roles That We Construct..."

"The roles that we construct are constructed because we feel that they will help us to survive and also, of course, because they fulfill something in our personalities; and one does not, therefore, cease playing a role simply because one has begun to understand it. All roles are dangerous. The world tends to trap you in the role you play and it is always extremely hard to maintain a watchful, mocking distance between oneself as one appears to be and oneself as one actually is."
- James Baldwin

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be very careful what we pretend to be."
- Kurt Vonnegut

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